Tractor and groundcare specialist, Kubota UK, is continuing with its pledge to support the local Thame community as part of its 35-year celebrations. Most recently Kubota has sponsored Thame Football Club with the loan of a B20 Series compact tractor and a donation of £2,000 for the Kubota Arena.
The B1620 multi-task tractor will be used for brushing the artificial turf of the Kubota Arena, a floodlit 3G Astro pitch. The machine is an ideal solution thanks to its sleek design and increased power, plus the model has proved to be easy to operate. The small tractor will enable them to de-compact the playing surface with regular brushing and sweeping of the rubber crumb overlay.
Frank Thompson, General Manager of Thame Football Club partnership, commented: "We're delighted to be in partnership with Kubota here at Meadow View Park and would like to thank them for their support of our junior teams. The B1620 tractor and our current Kubota model will be essential in maintaining and cutting our 8 pitches, which covers 20 acres of land in total."
The supplied B1620 compact tractor has been fitted with turf tyres, an ideal solution for avoiding damage to the terrain and will be rotated annually depending on the club's requirements. The design ensures that they won't leave imprints from their tread and help to distribute weight evenly without making impressions. It has also been supplied with chassis weights to support the weight of the tractor and a Kubota mole drainer to aid with water drainage in the autumn and winter.
Adrian Langmead, Business Development Manager at Kubota, said: "We're thrilled to be involved in Thame Football Club as part of one of our many initiatives to support Thame and our local community, which has been our home for 35 years."
As part of Kubota's 35-year celebrations, Kubota has also supplied Thame Council with the donation of a Kubota RTV900 to Thame Council to aid council workers and help keep the town looking its best. They also joined the festivities of Thame Carnival with an open day and demonstrations at their Thame head office, as well as running Kubota floats and a selection of RTVs in the carnival procession.
For more information on Kubota and its extensive range of solutions for the groundcare sector visit www.kubota.co.uk or call 01844 268000.